Walmart selects Cree LEDs for initial 650-store deployment

Durham, N.C. Cree has been selected to provide energy-efficient LED lighting to Walmart for new stores and renovations.

The discounter plans to install Cree LRP-38 LED light bulbs in 650 stores during the first year, replacing ceramic metal halide in the produce and electronics departments. The PAR38 style LED lamp was selected for its energy-efficiency, long lifetime, controlled beam and high color-rendition. Designed to last 50,000 hours, the lamp consumes 82% less energy than the 70-watt ceramic metal halide bulbs it replaces and can last more than five years in a 24/7 operating environment.

Cree`s LR6 recessed LED downlights are being used in new construction applications.